The Seattle Seahawks have committed to the ground-and-pound approach in 2013, and no player has benefited more than running back Marshawn Lynch. The bruiser known as "Beast Mode" has erupted with multiple monster games, and in Week 7 he continued to tear opposing defenses apart.
If there's anything to learn from his performance against the Arizona Cardinals, it's that Lynch isn't slowing down.
Lynch had 21 carries for 91 yards and a touchdown. This marks his fourth game with at least 90 rushing yards, as well as his fourth with at least one rushing touchdown.
Lynch can now be referred to as the top playmaker in the NFC.
Marshawn Lynch is the 5th NFL player with at least 7 TD this season -the 4 others are in the AFC West (Welker/Moreno/Thomas/Charles).— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 18, 2013
Fantasy football owners rejoice.
Where does Marshawn Lynch rank amongst NFL running backs?
Lynch won't be slowing down in 2013, as the Seahawks have a heavy dependency on the run and he's the primary benefactor. He's topped 17 carries in every single game he's played and had 487 rushing yards and six total touchdowns entering Week 7.
If you weren't already, start Lynch at all costs. Even against the best of defenses, Lynch can be trusted to receive a heavy workload, both as a runner and as an eligible receiver.
Even when he doesn't tally a high amount of receptions, he's a goal-line menace at 5'11" and 215 pounds. No longer is Lynch an inconsistent, borderline star, but instead a reliable source of fantasy football production for all owners who drafted him.
Don't trade him and don't bench him. Lynch is one of your best bets to receive consistent numbers.